Turning Standard 189.1 into code

The District of Columbia has created new construction codes, mirroring ASHRAE Standard 189.1.

“The Green TAG met weekly over a period of six months, and while our primarily task focused on reviewing and proposing amendments to the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC), we addressed ASHRAEStandard 189.1: Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED standards as well. The model code we delivered completed three rounds of public comments, and as of the writing of this article, its approval is pending a final vote by the D.C. Council. “–Kunze

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